Keep Active!

How can you keep your independence?

  • Be active. It’s never too late. Do things you enjoy. Walk, dance or take an exercise class.Older couple walking
    • Ask your doctor or health care provider about the best type of exercise program for you.
  • Regular activity and exercise: Do at least 30 minutes of activity every day. You can break this into three sessions that last 10 minutes if needed.

What are the benefits of Keeping Active?

  • Prevents falls
  • Improves balance
  • Strengthens muscles and bones (motion is the lotion for your joints)
  • Decreases chronic diseases: osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, some types of cancer, type 2 diabetes
  • Increases quality of life
  • Helps you feel more energetic
  • Helps you cope with stress
  • Improved mood and self-esteem
  • Improve your sleep
  • Check out this Keep Active Fact Sheet! (Finding Balance Ontario)

Want to know more?

 

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